Search this website Sexual Pleasure Our bodies are designed with the built-in capability to attract a sexual partner. What sets human sexuality apart from animal and plant sexuality is our capacity—or even drive—to discover how to give and receive pleasure through sexual activity. And if we enjoy sexual activities without a partner, we understand and love ourselves enough to give and receive sexual satisfaction to ourselves.
Our enjoyment of specific sexual behaviors and practices varies from one individual to another. For example, pornography may be irresistible to some people and repugnant to others.
The point is that no matter what stimulates our individual sexual desires or which sexual practices we use to satisfy them, we are all sexual beings. How we choose to behave as sexual beings is up to us. Health Benefits Remember, sex has been shown to promote better sleep habits, less stress, more happiness, etc. Sex is a healthy bodily function. Our bodies thrive on the chemicals released during orgasm, so a healthy sex life is indeed part of a healthy body.
How will you experience sexual pleasure? A lot of what we see and hear — movies and TV shows, commercials, even listening to the exploits of our friends — would have you think so. So how will you experience sexual pleasure? Talk about it with your partner. Understand that sexual pleasure is a matter of mutual interest. Remember that consenting adults can be as sexually adventurous as they please.
Communication is Key Successful, long-term relationships are based on communication. Feeling safe and trusting our partner is the foundation for comfortable, relaxed healthy sex. Safety, comfort and trust allow us to freely discuss our sexual needs and limitations with a partner. Not everyone wants a partner. Some people are between partners. Orgasm not only relieves stress; it also boosts the immune system and burns calories!
Indulge in whichever solitary sexual behaviors bring the most pleasure. A satisfying sex life begins and ends with an acknowledgement and understanding of our own sexual needs and responsibilities. Ultimately, we are responsible for our own sexual pleasure. Then we can acknowledge the needs and responsibilities of our partners.